AHMEDABAD: With the single-day spike of 1,068 new COVID-19 cases, Gujarat's tally of patients breached the 53,000-mark on Friday, the state health department said.
This is the second-highest one-day rise in cases in the state.
With this, the number of patients now stands at 53,631, the department said in a statement.
Twenty-six persons died due to the infection across the state, taking the fatality count to 2,283, it added.
A total of 872 patients were discharged from hospitals following recovery, which pushed the number of recovered persons to 38,830, it said.
Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 53,631, new cases 1,068, deaths 2,283, discharged 38,830, active cases 12,518 and people tested so far 6,06,718.